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November 30, 2018 / by Torsten Bøgh Köster / CTO / @tboeghk

Learning learning to rank

I wrote an article (in german) for the Java Spektrum on our approach of implementing learning to rank algorithms in our Apache Solr product search.

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November 10, 2017 / by Ekaterina Budnikov / SEO & QA manager / @KatjaBudnikov

EuroSTAR Conference 2017

The EuroSTAR Conference 2017 was the 25th edition of this international software testing conference and took place in Copenhagen. The talks were about different aspects of testing - from “how to transform people who had never done testing before into testers” to “how to test a new airport terminal”.

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September 22, 2017 / by Torsten Bøgh Köster / CTO / @tboeghk

Lucene Solr Revolution 2017

We’ve been to the Solr Lucene Revolution 2017 in Viva Las Vegas and expections were pretty high to learn about learn to rank (L2R) and to learn from others how they measured search success. In addition to that, I was invited to present our take on “Context Driven Ranking and Faceting”.

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September 11, 2017 / by Kim Hogeling / Web developer / @kimhogeling

Laracon EU 2017

We went to Laracon in Amsterdam and gathered lots of take aways and this is our summary of our personal favourite talks.

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June 12, 2017 / by Ekaterina Budnikov / SEO & QA manager / @KatjaBudnikov

Nordic Testing Days

The Nordic Testing Days is an international testing conference for software testers from all over the world. It takes place in Tallinn, Estonia, and has a duration of 2 days plus a tutorial day. I heard a lot of interesting things concerning the topic of software testing and I want to give you a summary about what I’ve heard.

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May 29, 2017 / by Torsten Bøgh Köster / CTO / @tboeghk

JAX2017 - Moderne Datenstrukturen and Open Source Logging- und Monitoring Tools

Dieses Jahr hatte ich wieder die Gelegenheit auf der JAX in Mainz einen Einblick in den Softwarestack von shopping24 zu geben. Zum einen habe ich einen Überblick über unsere Open Source Logging- und Monitoring-Infrastruktur, zum anderen einen Einblick in unsere Nutzung moderner Datenstrukturen gegeben.

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May 15, 2017 / by Ekaterina Budnikov / SEO & QA manager / @KatjaBudnikov

STAREAST Virtual Conference

The STAREAST Virtual Conference is a conference which you can watch from your home or work desk. You can watch some keynotes and other sessions from the STAREAST Software Testing Conference via livestream and learn about the latest testing solutions and experiences of companies with testing.

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May 08, 2017 / by Torsten Bøgh Köster / CTO / @tboeghk

Taming PostgreSQL autovacuum

We’re at shopping24 are big fans of PostgreSQL as it leverages the latest SQL specifications in conjunction with great operability, a large open source community and last but not least incredible query performance - as long as Autovacuum is tamed. Before continuing, read the Postgres Autovacuum is Not the Enemy post by Joe Nelson.

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